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Goodwood set for Three Friday Nights

Goodwood is all set for the first of their Three Friday Nights – when top-class horse-racing meets DJ sets from some of the most famous acts in the world.

 

The racecourse just outside Chichester will welcome thousands of people to the eighth version of its popular evening meets.

 

Tonight, the racing will be followed by a sell-out set from UK act Rudimental. That will be followed by Example + DJ Wire, who will take to the decks next week (June 8) while Steve Aoki will bring the party to an almighty crescendo on Friday June 15.

 

All eyes will be on the Sussex course, though, as the sport still reels from the scenes which were captured on camera last month. Footage showed up to 50 people taking part in a brawl during the meeting, which included one man being kicked in the head.

 

Following a review, officials have stepped up security, introduced restrictions on the drinking of alcohol and agreed to an increased police presence.

 

These steps seemed to have paid off as Goodwood experienced an excellent three days of racing last weekend at the Festival of Food meeting.

 

Some of the best racing came on the Saturday when Society Power produced one of the performances of the season to win the Netbet Sport Handicap Stakes (2.30pm).

 

With more rivals ahead of him than behind him at the half-way point of the seven-furlong prize, the William Haggas-trained 5/2 shot managed to weave a path through his rivals under Andrea Atzeni, before getting up on the line to deny Emaraaty by a short head.

 

In the feature race of the day, the Sir Michael Stoute trained Mirage Dancer took the mile-and-a-half Netbet Android to win for the first time since 2016.

 

Other winners on the Saturday include First Sitting (6-1), the Mark Johnston trained Natalie’s Joy (4-1), a 20-1 shot for Amanda Perett called Platitude, Englishman under Liam Keniry (5-1) and Bella Ragazza (10-1).

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